20 Quotes About Love

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day but I don’t mind celebrating a little love! Especially with quotes from our favorite movies and books!

Image result for when harry met sally“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally, 1989 

“They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.” ~ Big Fish, 2003

“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”
— Alfred Tennyson (In Memoriam)

“I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump, 1994

“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill, 1999

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
— Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

“Loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?” – Before Sunrise, 1995

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Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash

“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.” – William Parish, Meet Joe Black

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
— Mother Teresa

 

 

“If you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just…passes you by.” – My Best Friend’s Wedding

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
— Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – The Notebook

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” – The Notebook 

“Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some time, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.” – Runaway Bride

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
— Robert Fulghum (True Love)

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
— Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

“I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away, and, you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble, but there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it, I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, we can make choices, and we can choose to protect the people we love, and that’s what makes us who we are and those are the real memories.”  – Forces of Nature

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” – Dead Poet’s Society

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
— Oscar Wilde

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Photo by Jesse Goll on Unsplash

But remember the best love is the love you give yourself!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

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Books and Movies Quotes

Watchlist #1: The Oscars – Best Pictures Winners

My goal is to finish all 90+ films before I turn thirty. #30by30

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Academy Award Best Picture Winners

1927/28 – Wings directed by William A. Wellman 

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1928/29 – The Broadway Melody directed by Harry Beaumont

1929/30 – All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Lewis Milestone

1930/31 – Cimarron directed by Wesley Ruggles

1931/32 – Grand Hotel  directed by Edmond Goulding

1932/33 – Calvacade directed by Frank Lloyd

1934 – It Happened One Night directed by Frank Capra 

1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty directed by Frank Lloyd

1936 – The Great Ziegfeld directed by Robert Z. Leonard

1937 – The Life of Emile Zola directed by William Dieterle

1938 – You Can’t Take it with You directed by Frank Capra

1939 – Gone with the Wind directed by Victor Fleming

1940 – Rebecca directed by Alfred Hitchcock

1941 – How Green Was My Valley directed by John Ford

1942 – Mrs. Miniver directed by William Wyler

1943 – Casablanca directed by Michael Curtiz

1944 – Going My Way directed by Leo McCarey

1945 – The Lost Weekend directed by Billy Wilder

1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives directed by William Wyler

1947 – Gentlemen’s Agreement directed by Elia Kazan✓

1948 – Hamlet directed by Laurence Oliver

1949 – All the King’s Men directed by Robert Rossen

1950 – All About Eve directed by Joesph L. Mankiewicz

1951 – An American in Paris directed by Vincente Minnelli

1952 – The Greatest Show on Earth directed by Cecil B. DeMille

1953 – From Here to Eternity directed by Fred Zinnemann ✓ 

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1954 – On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan

1955 – Marty directed by Delbert Mann

1956 – Around the World in 80 Days directed by Michael Anderson

1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai directed by David Lean

1958 – Gigi directed by Vincente Minnelli ✓ 

1959 – Ben-Hur directed by William Wyler

1960 – The Apartment  directed by Billy Wilder

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1961 – West Side Story directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins✓

1962 – Lawrence of Arabia directed by David Lean

1963 – Tom Jones directed by Tony Richardson

1964 – My Fair Lady directed by George Cukor

1965 – The Sound of Music directed by Robert Wise ✓

1966 – A Man for All Seasons directed by Fred Zinnemann

1967 – In the Heat of the Night directed by Norman Jewison

1968 – Oliver! directed by Carol Reed

1969 – Midnight Cowboy directed by John Schlesinger

1970 – Patton directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

1971 – The French Connection directed by William Friedkin

1972 – The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola 

1973 – The Sting directed by George Roy Hill

1974 – The Godfather Part II directed by Francis Ford Coppola

1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Miloš Forman 

1976 – Rocky directed by John G. Avildsen

1977 – Annie Hall directed by Woody Allen

1978 – The Deer Hunter directed by Michael Cimino 

1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer directed by Robert Benton 

1980 – Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford

1981 – Chariots of Fire directed by Hugh Hudson

1982 – Gandhi directed by Richard Attenborough

1983 – Terms of Endearment directed by James L. Brooks

1984 – Amadeus directed by Miloš Forman

1985 – Out of Africa directed by Sydney Pollack ✓ 

1986 – Platoon directed by Oliver Stone

1987 – The Last Emperor directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

1988 – Rain Man  directed by Barry Levinson 

1989 – Driving Miss Daisy directed by Bruce Beresford

1990 – Dances with Wolves directed by Kevin Costner

1991 – Silence of the Lambs directed by Jonathan Demme 

1992 – Unforgiven directed by Clint Eastwood

1993 – Schindler’s List directed by Steven Spielberg

1994 – Forrest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis ✓

1995 – Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson

1996 – The English Patient directed by Anthony Minghella 

1997 – Titanic directed by James Cameron ✓

1998 – Shakespeare in Love directed by John Madden 

1999 – American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes 

2000 – Gladiator directed by Ridley Scott

2001 – A Beautiful Mind directed by Ron Howard 

2002 – Chicago directed by Rob Marshall 

2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson

2004 – Million Dollar Baby directed by Cint Eastwood 

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2005 – Crash directed by Paul Haggis 

2006 – The Departed directed by Martin Scorsese 

2007 – No Country for Old Men directed by Joel and Ethan Coen 

2008 – Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle 

2009 – The Hurt Locker directed by Kathryn Bigelow 

2010 – The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper✓

2011 – The Artist directed by Michel Hazanavicius 

2012 – Argo directed by Ben Affleck

2013 – 12 Years a Slave directed by Steve McQueen ✓

2014 – Birdman directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu 

2015 – Spotlight directed by Tom McCarthy 

2016 – Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins 

2017The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro 

2018 – Green Book by Peter Farrelly

Books and Movies Lists

15 Movies

As a student in film watching movies is like homework but I hadn’t been doing a very good job at keeping up. I have access to movies on DVD, at the theater, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and on Xfinity OnDemand…my watchlist goes on and on.
On September 7, 2015, I started keeping track of the movies I was watching. My goal was to watch at least 15 movies that I hadn’t seen before by November 7, 2015…here’s the list!

  1. A Serious Man (2009)
    • Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
    • Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard King, Sari Lennick
    • Trivia: The Coen Brothers stated that the opening scene was nothing more than a little short that they made up to get the audience in the proper mood, and that there is no meaning behind it.
    • Watched at home on DVD
    • Thoughts: Strange but it kept my interest
  2. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
    • Directed by Guy Ritchie
    • Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
    • Trivia: The only principal cast members to use their natural accents in the film were ‘Sylvester Groth’ and ‘Hugh Grant’.
    • Watched in theater
    • Thoughts: Definitely entertaining and Armie Hammer is a beautiful man
  3. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
  4. L!fe Happens (2011)
  5. Vertigo (1958)
    • Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    • Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak
    •  Trivia: There is a 25 year age difference between James Stewart and Kim Novak, who were 49 and 24 respectively when the film was shot in 1957.
    • Watched in my Scoring class at DePaul
    • Thoughts: Brilliant, I’ll always appreciate the work of Hitchcock and the score is simple but yet again, brilliant. But the ending makes me so angry.
  6. The Intern (2015)
  7. THX 1138 (1971)
    • Directed by George Lucas 
    • Starring Robert Duvall 
    • Trivia: The sounds of the police motorcycles are the sped-up sounds of women screaming together in a tiled bathroom.
    • Watched in my Sound Effects class at DePaul
    • Thoughts: Totally weird, and I still don’t quite get it but the sounds effects are awesome.
  8. Black Mass (2015)
  9. Chef (2014)
    • Directed by Jon Favreau
    • Starring Jon Favreau
    • Trivia: Jon Favreau did his own cooking by training with food truck chef Roy Choi.
    • Watched at home on Netflix
    • Thoughts: An endearing film that put a special light on a father-son relationship
  10. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  11. Crimson Peak (2015)
    • Directed by Guillermo del Toro 
    • Starring  Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston 
    • Trivia: Everything in the house was made for the house. Nothing was reused from salvaged parts.
    • Watched in the theater for my Scoring class
    • Thoughts: Most certainly a Gothic Romance, not a Horror film. Beautifully dressed and shot. Jessica Chastain was amazing.
  12. Risky Business (1983)
    • Directed by Paul Brickman
    • Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay 
    • Trivia: The dance scene where Joel dances to “Old Time Rock N’ Roll” was completely improvised. In the script Tom Cruise was simply instructed to “dance to rock music”.
    • Watched at home on Netflix
    • Thoughts: A classic, glad I finally watched it!
  13. The Best of Me (2014)
  14. Boogie Nights (1997)
    • Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
    • Starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds
    • Watched at home on Netflix
    • Thoughts: That was an experience…but just another confirmation that I will watch any movie that stars Mark Wahlberg or Julianne Moore.
  15. The Room (2003)
    • Directed by Tommy Wiseau
    • Starring Tommy Wiseau
    • Trivia:
      • There are eight instances of the phrase “Don’t worry about it”, plus one “Don’t worry about that”, one “Don’t worry about me”, two “Don’t worry about Johnny”s, one “Don’t worry about those f*ckers”, and two plain old “Don’t worry”s.
      • There are thirty-four spoon shots.
      • A lot of the film’s dialogue was dubbed in, which is why there are many out-of-sync scenes, particularly those involving Johnny. Tommy Wiseau was said to be unable to memorize lines, necessitating the use of cue cards, and the sound crew was reportedly plagued with difficulties.
    • Watched at a friend’s house on DVD at about 12am
    • Thoughts: Terrible, seeing this once is more than enough. The dubbing makes me want to cry as a sound person.

So many movies, so little time.
Have you seen any good movies lately? I’m always taking recommendations!

Film Lists

Best Homework Ever

Films have always been a big part of my life and since I have started school at DePaul it has become an even bigger part. I hope to make a living in the film industry, so my life’s homework is to watch movies, and then watch more movies. I watch, I listen, I analyze. My skills for film analyzing and interpreting are still developing but I definitely don’t watch movies the way I used to. I have an appreciation for camera movement, well achieved visual effects and sound effects, film scores, story structure, the list goes on! I have even started going back to movies I have already seen and wonder what it was I liked or didn’t like about the film. For some films my opinions have completely changed, which has been cool and sad at the same time. I’ve realized many of the movies I watched and loved as a kid or teenager…well, they kinda suck. Perhaps that comes with age, but also just the understanding of how the film was made and what they were (or were not) trying to achieve has become much more apparent to me now.
In the past seven days I have watched several films and short films for the first time:

  • Her by Spike Jonze
  • Inside Man by Spike Lee
  • Snatch by Guy Ritchie
  • Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette
  • The Chicken by Una Gunjak
  • Look For Me by Laura Heit
  • Burn by Reynold Reynolds and Patrick Jolley
  • American History X by Tony Kaye

I feel emotionally affected and totally inspired in weird and amazing ways. A few of these hit me harder than others, particularly Tarnation and American History X. They are completely different types of movies, but boy, do they make you feel lucky to have the life you do, with the family, health, opportunities and tiny problems that you do compared to what you see on screen.

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20 Truths About Film School

There’s obviously plenty to learn in film school…here’s 20 random things I’ve learned thus far!
1. When you’re with other students, be aware that anything you say could be used as a line in a script one day.
2. When going to see a movie, it’s more than just a casual outing.
3. Do not make enemies, you never know who you might work with on a project in the future.
4. Knowing the skills of others is just as important as knowing your own.
5. You need to watch more foreign films.
6. Your list of movies to watch will never stop growing.
7. When hanging out with film students, 95% of the time you are going to talk about movies.
8. There are not an abundance of women in this field.
9. The saying, “If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” is very applicable to film projects.
10. You cannot be shy. If you want experience you have to go out and get it.
11. After making your own movie, you will never watch a movie in the same way again.
12. DP in the Cinema world doesn’t stand for Dr. Pepper, like it does in my world.
13. There is a possibility one of your classmates will one day direct adult films.
14. If you are a good sound person, you won’t have a problem staying busy.
15. Class critiques…you never know what you’re going to get.
16. Whoever said, “It’s all about who you know…” They’re right, so go meet everyone you can.
17. Taking risks can be good, proceed with care.
18. Reserving your equipment can be a challenge, so plan way ahead.
19. You now attend classes with people you have a lot in common with.
20. Film school is stressful, busy and fast-paced…but it’s fun.

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